Kuwait urges US to lift ban on direct flights

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA) on Mon­day called on the US Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Administration (TSA) to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion and lift ban im­posed on Kuwait Air­ways’ direct flights to Amer­ica. The direc­torate urged the US of­fi­cials to take into con­sid­er­a­tion se­cu­rity mea­sures taken for this pur­pose. This came in a meet­ing be­tween a Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion from DGCA headed by Emad Al-Jluwi and TSA’s of­fi­cials, in the pres­ence of some staff of Kuwait Em­bassy in Washington, said Jluwi. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the US of­fi­cials were ap­praised of mea­sures taken on in­ter­na­tional stan­dards per­tain­ing to se­cu­rity of civil avi­a­tion at the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port, he said.

The Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion also asked TSA to co­or­di­nate and co­op­er­ate with DGCA on en­hanc­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of se­cu­rity sys­tems at the air­port and the new ter­mi­nals, he noted. The del­e­ga­tion ex­pressed the direc­torate’s de­sire to ac­cel­er­ate the start of co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous fields, in­clud­ing train­ing and se­cu­rity sys­tems, and the start of im­ple­ment­ing pro­ce­dures of the US Bor­der Clear­ance at the sup­port ter­mi­nal. The US of­fi­cials voiced their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to keen­ness of Kuwait on boost­ing con­struc­tive co­op­er­a­tion on the im­ple­men­ta­tion of stan­dards of civil avi­a­tion se­cu­rity. The del­e­ga­tion in­vited the US of­fi­cials to visit the Kuwait In­ter­na­tional Air­port in mid-Au­gust to be ap­praised of mea­sures so as to lift ban on the direct flights, he con­cluded. —KUNA

WASHINGTON: Mem­bers of the Kuwaiti del­e­ga­tion from the Direc­torate Gen­eral of Civil Avi­a­tion (DGCA). —KUNA

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